The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique, small-production wines that honor the winery's pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking.
Our 2013 Bela's Selection Pinot Noir displays dark fruit and sandalwood in the glass while each sip delivers layer after layer of bold, complex flavors. Cranberry and cassis layered with blackberry contribute to the rich, spreading finish.
This Pinot Noir hails from two vineyards in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley. Planted to clones 115, 667, Pommard and 23, the vineyards are farmed for their perfect Pinot Noir growing conditions and excellent terroir. Once harvested, the whole berries were fermented in small open-top oak vats with hand punch downs, and stirred on the lees. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels and then bottled unfiltered.